I’ll be attending Boskone this weekend. Here’s my schedule.
Kaffeeklatsch: Kate Baker and Neil Clarke
Friday 18:00 – 18:50 – Galleria-Kaffeeklatsch 2
Kate Baker, Neil Clarke
How to Get Your Story Rejected
Friday, 8:00 PM – Marina 2
Every writer has received the dreaded rejection letter. Pros from both sides of the publishing fence share their anecdotes and tales of woe when it comes to tragic turndowns. Through the laughter and tears, you may even pick up a few tips and tricks to increase your odds with an editor!
Steven Sawicki (M), Neil Clarke, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Walter Jon Williams
Translation in SF and Fantasy
Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Marina 4
Translated books can expand our imaginations with ideas from different perspectives and cultures. We’ll discuss why it’s important to share books via translation as well as the challenges specific to translating science fiction, fantasy, and some of our other favorite genres. Panelists also share some of their favorite “must read” translations.
Neil Clarke (M), John Chu, Fred Lerner, Ken Liu
Small Press Marketing Roundtable
Saturday 21:00 – 21:50, Burroughs
Publishers, editors, and marketing specialists from some of today’s hottest small presses share stories, tips, and advice on marketing small press works in an ever-changing landscape.
Bill Campbell, Neil Clarke, Steve Davidson, Ian Randal Strock
Editors — After the Draft
Sunday 12:00 – 12:50, Marina 4
An editor can make a good manuscript great. No matter how perfect you think your manuscript is, there is always room for improvement, tightening, trimming … and editing. Once your manuscript is done, submitted, and accepted, what happens next? What can you expect? What do you do if you don’t agree with changes? How many people are involved in the work? Professional editors share tips and techniques for those struggling with the editing process.
Tom Easton (M), Neil Clarke, Jordan Hamessley, Beth Meacham
I’m also going to be at the Boskone Multi-Author Book Party on Saturday (6:30 PM, Galleria-Stage) where I will be talking about/celebrating/promoting a soon to be announced project that will be available by this weekend.